As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
Today, we look into the wonderful work that has resulted from the collaboration of sculptor Echelman with choreographer Kozielska of Stuttgart Ballet.
Dose # 69-75- Knits & Nets
Knits & Nets 6: The Echelman-Kozielska Collaboration
The Idea: Two Artists Collaborate: Sculptor Janet Echelman and Choreographer Katarzyna Kozielska on a ballet performance. Echelman creates the sculpture centrepiece while Kozielska directs dance movements with the masterpiece.
About “A. Memory”
Info from Echelman’s website
“Janet Echelman collaborated with choreographer Katarzyna Kozielska of the Stuttgart Ballet for the world premiere of the performance “A. Memory,” May 23, 2014.
The delicately hanging sculpture pulsated and swayed in response to the expressive motions of the dancers below. “A. Memory” opened with a dancer connected to the voluminous form, almost as an extension of her body. As the music intensifies, her gestures match it and the sculpture echoes her movements.
This dance collaboration marks a departure in Studio Echelman’s typical commissions, many of which are exterior, public artworks monumental in scale. For the ballet, Echelman was interested in exploring how a sculptural form can compliment and become an integral part of the movements of the human body. The intimate stage environment and close relationship to the physical expressions introduce a new element to Studio Echelman’s oeuvre.” Read more
“A. Memory” had its World Premiere during the mixed evening “Dance Lab” on May 23rd, 2014, Stuttgart Ballet (source)
“A. Memory” (Parts 1-3)
Art installation-centrepiece by Janet Echelman, choreography by Katarzyna Kozielska
Read more about Katarzyna Kozielska of Stuttgart Ballet
See more images of DANCE LAB: Choreographies by Katarzyna Kozielska, Louis Stiens and Douglas Lee
So do…be inspired by the openness of sculptor Janet Echelman to collaborate with other creative folks in other fields.
It is a fact that we cannot be experts at everything- but the good news is that there is bound to be an expert out there that we can collaborate with to help realize an idea, a body of work that’s aching to be born. Echelman parallels her brand of art making with team sport.